Year started at LVHS: 2007
Coach Thiele received her M.A. in Reading from Northeastern University and her B.A. in English from Illinois Wesleyan University. She is also National Board Certified teacher. Prior to Lake View, she taught at Wendell Phillips High School for three years, student taught at Kenwood High School, and served as an Arnie Duncan summer fellow at Harlan High School. Katherine has been instrumental in bringing success to the boys cross country team. In her first season as head coach, she brought the cross country team to state finals, a feat not achieved at Lake View for more than three decades prior. Katherine continues to support the boys cross country team as the assistant coach.When she is not running her classes and teams, Katherine runs ultra-marathons and competes in Ironman and triathlon competitions.